THREE men have appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on kidnap charges.
Omoruyi Brown Ehima, 27, from Pickering, and Robert Onyemakonor Ehima, 23, face the charge following an incident on the A170 near Kirkbymoorside in March this year.
Yusuf Mohamed, 18, also of York, is charged with the same offence.
During a brief hearing, the three men spoke only to confirm their names and addresses.
No pleas were entered by any of the men.
Omoruyi Ehima is also charged with actual bodily harm, possessing an offensive weapon and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
Robert Ehima faces further charges of actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.
Magistrates told the trio their sentencing powers were not sufficient for the case and committed it to York Crown Court for Monday, October 31.
They were all handed unconditional bail.